Haven't done one of these in a while. Let's take a stab at, mmmm, I don't know ... the 1974-75 NBC Saturday Morning Line-up. We're up early, wearing pajamas, maybe accidentaly breaking an action figure of some sort, perhaps unknowingly drawing permanent marker on Superman's face to give the illusion of blood. This is our day.
8:00 am - The Addams Family - Hanna-Barbera animates The Addams Family and asthetically manage to make the characters look truer to Charles Addams' original conception than the sitcom did. Like the sitcom, this tiresome animated take featured a laugh track.
8:30 - Wheelie and The Chopper Bunch - I used to get this show confused with Speedbuggy all the time. The only clips I could find are in Portugese.
9:00 - Emergency+4 - I never saw this show as a kid but it's great! Based on the live-action show Emergency! with Julie London. Check out this site and this page for more on the show. What a theme song!
9:30 - Run, Joe, Run - In the same vein as the more popular program The Littlest Hobo - this doggie ran around saving the day - but no man was his owner.
10:00 - Land of the Lost - Perhaps the least exciting (certainly the least psychedelic) of the several Sid and Marty Kroft efforts, LOTL was also the most popular this side of HR Pufnstuf. I always found it slow. They should have cut out the humans and devoted the whole show to the ray gun sporting aliens.
10:30 - Sigmund and the Sea Monsters - I guess it made sense for the Sid and Marty, but slating two of their live-action shows side by side is somewhat tiring for a child. Well, this child anyhow. Out beloved monster kinda resembles walking vomit.
11:00 - The Pink Panther Show - The crazy car in this opening sequence was recently sold on Ebay for a fortune.
11:30 - Star Trek: The Animated Series - I imagine they had to slap the suffix title "The Animated Series" because people watching it were probably wondering ... is this show animated!? I can't tell! However, they also ran the risk of being slapped with a lawsuit. I think it'd be easy enough to prove in court that this show wasn't animated. Subpar aesthetics even by Filmation's standards. No shortage of this stuff on YouTube thanks to all the nerds out there.
12:00 - The Jetsons - Re-run and re-run, as your emotions change from absolute love to total hatred.
All in all a decent, if not particularly exciting, line-up on NBC in the fall of 1974. I think Emergency+4 is the real winner here, but that might just because it doesn't suffer from the over exposure of The Pink Panther Show or The Jetsons which are both superior in every way.